New Hampshire Poll: Romney 47 Percent, Obama 47 Percent
8:55 AM, Oct 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A New Hampshire poll of likely voters finds the swing state tied, with Mitt Romney and Barack Obama each receiving 47 percent support. The poll was conducted by Suffolk University in Boston.
“Although New Hampshire offers only four electoral votes in the presidential sweepstakes, it may be an important state for both candidates to actively campaign in,” David Paleologos, of Suffolk polls, says in a written statement. “It would be especially worthwhile for Obama, given that his job approval-disapproval number also is fixed at 47 percent.”
Obama leads among women, while Romney leads among men, the poll finds. "Obama led 50 percent to 46 percent among women but trailed Romney 49 percent to 43 percent among men."
And Obama has a slight edge on favorability vs. unfavorability, in comparison to Romney. "Obama remains more personally popular than Romney, with a 50 percent favorable-44 percent unfavorable rating, compared to 48 percent favorable-46 percent unfavorable for the former Massachusetts governor," the poll finds.
Additionally, the poll finds, "Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 2 percent; and 4 percent were undecided."
But many Johnson voters break for Romney, the polls finds. "When a subset of 30 undecided and Gary Johnson respondents were given the choice between Romney or Obama only, Romney led 47 percent to 13 percent, with 40 percent remaining undecided."